FMG’s expansion to the Anderson Point stockyard and port involved the design, construction and commissioning of three new mobile machines and additional wharf berth and loading facilities. SG Controls were engaged to supervise, install and commission the new inloading circuit, including two mobile stackers, a train unloader and multiple conveyor systems. This work covered the electrical and controls systems for all equipment.


  • T155 Port Expansion project to take Fortescue’s Port export capacity from to 55MTPA to 155MTPA
  • Project to undertake a $9 Billion expansion project started November 2010
  • Three ship loading berths & three shiploaders
  • Site sits on two million square metres of reclaimed land


  • Actual capacity depends on mix of products, rail receival arrangements and import/export mix
  • Second train unloader increased Fortescue’s inload capacity to 120MTPA
  • Train unloader rate: 12,000 t/hr
  • Reclaimer design rate: 13,500 t/hr
  • Stacker design rate: 11,080 t/hr
  • Ship loader design rate: 13,500 t/hr

Products Handled

  • Iron Ore: lump fines, super fines and special fines

Scope of works

  • Upgrading of the train unloading system and installation of Train Unloader #3
  • Installation of a new stacker, reclaimer and ship loader
  • New train receival conveyor system, transfer tower & shuttle
  • New export conveyor system, product hoppers & transfer tower, shuttles and surge bins
  • New product sample and weigh station
  • Installation of jetty conveyors and transfer chutes
  • Services include electrical, software, mechanical, civil and water reticulation

Our involvement

Electrical and controls supervision, installation and commissioning of:

  • New HV & LV reticulation and connection to existing services
  • Stackers SK703 and SK704, train unloader #3, conveying systems including CV917, CV927, CV932, CV935 and CV925
  • Quality assurance inclusive of all testing, CVC and verifications
  • Interfaces to existing plant & equipment